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Danielle Lloyd defends ‘illegal’ procedure to choose the sex of her next baby

She has been criticised for her decision

After four boys, Danielle Lloyd is determined to have a little girl – even if it means travelling abroad for the £20k sex selection procedure, which is illegal in the UK.

And, following months of criticism, the former Miss Great Britain has defended the controversial move, insisting: “It’s my life and you only get one.”

Danielle is mum to Archie, Harry, George and Ronnie (credit: missdlloyd Instagram)

Speaking to The Metro, the Celebrity Big Brother star said: “Everyone is entitled to live their [life] how they want to, and if that is me getting gender selection because I want a little girl, I don’t think anyone should begrudge me [that].”

Danielle, 34 – who is already mum to Archie, eight, Harry, seven, and George, five, with ex-husband footballer Jamie O’Hara, and Ronnie, one, with current partner Michael O’Neill – admitted she has been attacked by trolls over her decision.

She said: “I thought maybe I should have just kept my mouth shut. For me, I don’t see the ethical reasons [against it]. I can understand why people get upset and I get women messaging me saying, ‘I can’t even have one child, you’re so ungrateful’. I’m not ungrateful.”

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The TV star will be heading to Dubai in the coming months for the gender selection procedure, also known as “Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis”.

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The reality star has been open about family life on Instagram.

She recently posted a sweet snap of her partner with all four of her boys, writing: “Love these pictures it’s so hard getting everyone to look at the camera at the same time 🤣💙 #myfamily #daddy #stepdaddy #luckylady @gint1986.”

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She’s also revealed how her four boys have already chosen a name for their future little sister.

Speaking recently to The Sun, she said: “Our little girl will be here next year. We can’t wait.

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“The boys have already picked out names. ‘Princess’, ‘Cupcake’ and ‘Icing’ are their faves.”

Danielle previously revealed that she didn’t realise how much she’d be attacked over her plan, saying: “I’m very honest and don’t beat around the bush, but I didn’t expect the amount of vitriol.

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“It was like a bomb had gone off. I didn’t even think I had said anything that bad, but I admit that perhaps I didn’t really think about it that much.”

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It’s a controversial subject. Let’s hope Danielle gets the family she wants after all this.

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